2020 Industry Ambassadors
We’re delighted and honoured to announce our industry ambassadors!
President, Hospitality Purchasing Association and Director of Purchasing, The Westin Singapore
Starting from waiting tables in 1995, Alex went on to be part of hotel opening teams of brands of their first in SEA – Marriott, The St Regis and Capella Hotels. After a 12year absence, he was part of Westin’s brand return to Singapore. He has been involved in opening or conversion of properties across Asia Pacific, lending advice and experience.
Alex is the current president of the Hospitality Purchasing Association which holds membership of over 100 professionals. He holds an MBA, University of Leicester (2004) and is a member of Mensa International (1991). He is a panel judge in ProcureCon Asia 2019.
Managing Director, Culinary Institute of America, Singapore (CIA, SG)
Eve Felder is the only female culinary associate dean, leading a team of 45 chef faculty in developing curriculum and implementing operational processes for skill based laboratories, production kitchens, global flavors and techniques classes and for 3 public restaurants. She also provides coaching and mentorship to all newly hired culinary faculty. Eve developed the Women in Leadership initiative at the CIA and coordinated multiple industry forums with leaders in the foodservice industry for 2800 students and staff members at the CIA.
Director, Digital Finance, KPMG
Michael leads the consumer sector for KPMG Consulting in Singapore and supports his clients across the region in their digital finance transformation and growth ambitions. He has a history of delivering cross-country engagements for tier 1 FMCG and retail organisations as well as enabling investments in and growth of specialty producers.
Founder, The Bar Awards
Tron established the Singapore Bar Industry Accord (SBIA) in 2014 – to highlight professionals, their skills, passion and dedication to their craft, bringing recognition to the men and women of the bar community. The Bar Awards happens across Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
COO, The Lo & Behold Group
Andrew carries over 30 years of industry experience in marketing, events, F&B/nightlife operations and management to The Lo & Behold Group. He was formerly the marketing manager of Zouk where he created and produced the first ZoukOut festival in 2000. He is currently the Secretary of the Singapore Nightlife Business Association and a Management Committee member of the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS).
Chef Edmund Toh
President, Disciples Escoffier International – Singapore Delegation
Vice President, Culinary, Iron Chef F&B Pte Ltd
Chef Edmund was previously the Assistant Vice President of Food & Beverage Culinary at Resorts World Sentosa for five years where he was responsible for more than 30 kitchens in Singapore’s first integrated resort, before moving onto Rasel Catering Singapore and Purple Sage Group as the Director of Culinary. He is also an Advisory Chef for SHATEC Singapore, an Honorary President of Singapore Chefs’ Association and a Mentor Chef for Singapore’s award-winning National Culinary Team since 2014.
General Manager, Food & Beverage, Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford
With over 23 years of experience, seasoned hospitality professional Emmanuel Benardos has extensive experience in the management of all aspects from food and beverage to hotel, leisure and entertainment. In his current role as General Manager, Food & Beverage, Emmanuel is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of over 15 distinctive restaurants and bars within Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford.
Owner, Preparazzi and Batu Lesung
Culinary artist and food innovator, Jeremy is one of Singapore’s rising culinary stars and an evangelist of modern Singaporean cuisine. As an industry practitioner, his inventive approach to Asian cuisine has taken him globally from St. Petersburg, Russia to Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the chef-owner of award-winning gourmet caterer Preparazzi and the creator of Batu Lesung Spice Company.